Business savvy, technology management professional with accomplishments in building and leading technology programs to meet complex, global business needs. Experience managing server and data center operations, system engineering and infrastructure, and building IT road maps to align with corporate needs. Highly skilled in developing business relationship communications and workflow processes. Strong understanding of leveraging clean data across the enterprise Expert in project/program management, delivering process improvements, and service enhancements all while minimizing costs.
Key Skills: Energetic relationship and team builder with unique blend of hands-on technical insight, executive management skills and ability to align IT with strategic business plans. Capable of innovative technical solutions while maintaining IT standards and requiring fluid communications among all IT stakeholders. Excellent soft skills. Proficient in AGILE and Waterfall methodologies.
Independent Contractor – Publishing - Elsevier July 2016- Present
Senior Project Manager/Program Manager - Patient Education Platform
Created PMO processes for Agile projects, followed Squad processes, created dashboard reporting for executive management. Moved company to outcome based projects vs feature based
Assigned to standardize infrastructure and delivery of application to line of business and mergers and acquisitions. Introduce AGILE methodologies to the acquired business, redesigned infrastructure to meet corporate standards, security, email, introduced data governance standards in financial reporting, and initial redesign of product delivery and support methodologies to enable corporate business partners to expand sales. Budget 1.8M
Researched Mobile Journals – Initial discovery of website standards covering the hundreds of journals contained within the corporate inventory. Worked to develop standards with current best practices for UX design and delivery of content to the digital future. Journal to Digital. Budget 2.2 M
Deliver next generation product for the Nursing Health Education - digitizing educational exams for nursing programs across the nation, both public and private intuitions Budget 8.2M
Deliver HESI NG – deliver next generation Nursing Health Education –
Finishing the 4-year project and finalize the delivery of Sherpath Product – digitizing the nursing courses offered by private and public nursing programs. Cement the AGILE process within the development teams, scrum squads defined, created, and staffed (DEV, QE, PO, QA, delivery management) for all products in the line of business. Responsibly for insuring financial data to meet Corporate standards. Budget 25.5 M
Lead project creating new process to author books within Elsevier domain, resulting in 50% decrease in time to produce book and digitizing data into tagged and searchable bites for reuse.
Independent Contractor – Manufacturing – Cardone Industries February 2014 – May 2016
Senior Project Manager
Created PMO process for reporting all projects to executive committee. Built a PMO organization to respond to increasing demand for resources and change of the organization
Implemented engineering document management system for 300 engineers at multiple locations, including Mexico that resulted in standardization of engineering system, data, and new processes.
Designed training to include multilingual videos, skills tests and data.
Additional projects involved financial management, aiding in replacing support ticketing system ServiceNow, and the serialization of finished goods.
Worked with financial teams with SAP implementation to map processes, advisor on change management process.
Introduced AGILE process, arranged training and attended classes.
Initial member of Data Governance Committee – for single source of truth for all Corporate reporting to correspond with delivery of initial SAP O2C project
Responsible for M&A work covering the purchase of a financial group in Mexico performing the IT dude diligence and system integration work.
Independent Contractor – Pharmaceutical – Endo Pharma January- 2013- January-2014
Infrastructure Project Lead
Lead Sr PM creating Processes and organizing the PMO to handle corporate acquisitions. Design executive reporting structure
Relocated data center from Missouri and New Jersey to Austin, Texas because of M&A. Project included process reviews and new support model designed and implemented for subsidiary.
Responsible for Combing subsidiary financial systems for single source reporting to Parent company.
Aided in sale of subsidiary and transition of business to new owners. Reorganized development teams through process review, skills test and goal setting.
Introduced AGILE to the software departments, purchased training course and attended.
Lead desktop standards and image creation for deployment to division.
Independent Contractor – Financial – TB Bank January 2012 – December 2012
Led enterprise desktop upgrade project – testing, lab, software remediation, and roll out – with multiple infrastructure upgrades throughout banking environment such as branch coin machines and branch LAN network.
Created fast pace PMO team for security and desktop projects to meet recent merger goals.
Designed new support structure and relocated support to. Created standard process review for initiating new projects with global IT
Responsible for instituting standard Global desktop standard into acquired Commerce Bank.
Independent Contractor – Insurance - ACE March 2011 – December 2011
Handled AVP of client services responsibilities including escalations and managing outsource vendor IBM SDM.
Heightened VDI infrastructure monitoring and processes and managed incidents.
Reviewed all desktop delivery processes, assisted the negotiations of new Video IP infrastructure and vendor.
Worked with cross functional teams to maintain service levels and worked on 6 month end user services project resulting in changes to SLA’s, improved reporting of help desk stats and ticketing system clean up.
Served as project manager for the following projects: Mobile Iron, Microsoft Sync, new On Boarding process – Red Carpet (SaaS Product) and process review, initiated project MS Office 2010 and Windows 7 upgrade, asset management.
Lead discussion with IBM on new service contract, improving services for client.
Lead creation of new desktop image and deployment for Global deployment
Independent Contractor - Acting CIO Manufacturing – K&F Wood products June 2009 – March 2011
Introduced cost accounting processes, redesigned and implemented entire infrastructure, introduced new processes and reporting to business owners and banks. Led refinancing efforts and system inventory reporting for client order filling through EDI and Web-info link. Worked directly with clients implementing informational sharing portal for client retention and order fulfillment.
Independent Contractor – Pharmaceutical – Endo Pharma December 2008 – June 2009
PMO process redesign, reporting redesign and costing model.
Produced management reporting for all projects to bring light to resource and funding issues and process that needed refinement.
Project Managed MS 2007 upgrade through enterprise including
TOWERS PERRIN, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – IT Shared Services to Service Delivery Model 1999 - 2008
A $1.4 billion Fortune 500 financial, benefits management and reinsurance services firm.
Global Director of IT Service Delivery and infrastructure
Responsible for IT service delivery to include standardized configurations, security compliance, service desk, incident management, SLA reporting, release management, capacity planning and performance management, IT procurement, vendor management, and continuous improvement, disaster recovery and business continuity.
Team member of global Oracle Financial implementation with responsibility for infrastructure, testing, modeling, printing and standardizing operational reporting
Responsible for all computing platforms including data and voice networks with 80 offices, 5 data centers and 4 call centers in 32 countries. Managed staff of 192.
Responsible for all M&A due diligence and system integrations and divestitures projects
Lead Data center migration to outsource vendor EDS
Managed Outsourced Vendor Service Delivery contract
COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT INC, Wayne, Pennsylvania 1983 – 1999
President CEO – IBM Software VAR and Service Bureau Design and sold software for health care vertical. Specialized in hospital multi-specialty practices and physician practice management software.
Managed and devised strategies and vision for online IT/products, applications in health care field.
Chief in defining and refining IT requirements, use cases, roadmaps and budgets for development and enhancements.
Devised strategies to increase brand reorganization and market share.
Identified, captured and drove technology requirements.
Other duties as IBM VAR – installed system 3 infrastructure at IBM sold installs, responsible of the design, cabling, physical installation and initial system configuration in support of IBM sales.
BA Economics - Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania
Accounting - University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Training & Development
Candidate for Project Management Certificate
US NAVY – Disabled Veteran